Breaded Parmesan Green Beans Recipe

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Breaded Parmesan Green Beans

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This Breaded Parmesan Green Beans recipe is one I came up with for a different way to enjoy green beans.  It is really easy and so good there are NEVER any leftovers.

 

Breaded Parmesan Green Beans Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 pound of fresh green beans, washed and stem ends cut off
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 cup Italian bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder (can use less or skip it entirely)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • cooking spray

Directions

  • Wash green beans and trim stem ends
  • Preheat oven to 350°
  • Line baking pan with foil and spray with cooking spray
  • In one bowl, whip together 2 eggs and 2 tbsp of mayonnaise.
  • In another shallow bowl or plate combine 1 cup Italian bread crumbs, 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, 1/4 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper.
  • Dip green bean in egg mixture, then roll in bread crumb mixture and place on the foil-covered and sprayed baking sheet.
  • Continue till all green beans are coated.
  • Bake on center oven rack for 20 minutes.  Check half way through and turn them over carefully so they brown evenly and the bottoms don’t burn.  After the 20 minutes, make sure they are done to your liking.  We prefer them still a little crunchy (20 minutes) but you may want to cook them an additional few minutes to soften more.
  • Serve immediately with your favorite main course!  These are also good dipped into some Dijon mustard.
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25 Refreshing Nonalcoholic Summer Drink Recipes

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Hot and Thirsty?  Check out these 25 Refreshing Summer Drink recipes for a change from your usual soft drinks. Nonalcoholic versions shown.  Use your imagination to spice them up for adults if you want to.

1. Pretty Pink Lemonade
2. Vietnamese Iced Coffee
3. Tropical Green Smoothie
4. Mango Milkshake
5. Green Juice
6. Pineapple Mint Iced Tea
7. Cherry Mint Juice
8. Orangeade
9. Honeydew Cucumber Detox
10. Lavender Lemonade
11. Starbuck’s Iced Passion Tea
12. Brazilian Limeade
13. Kumquat Squash Drink
14. Cantaloupe Mint Juice
15. Red White and Blue Layered Drinks
16. Banana Almond Paleo Smoothie
17. Strawberry Banana Apple Smoothies
18. Mango Lassi
19. Ginger Peach Soda
20. Strawberry Rhubarb Lemonade
21. Sparkling Cucumber Limeade
22. Fresh Lemonade
23. Strawberry Basil Lemonade
24. Watermelon Agua Fresca
25. Dragon’s Breath Dawn

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DIY Homemade Sugar and Lemon Scrub, Frugal $2 Dollar Tree Recipe!

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DIY Lemon and Sugar Scrub, $2 Dollar Tree Recipe!

Some people think that in order to save you have to sacrifice on your beauty regimen.  NOT TRUE!  We can use ingredients found at home or at the dollar stores to whip up some awesome stuff to keep us looking our best!  Since it is summer and we all have exposed skin, this time around I’ve been concentrating on scrubs to keep our skin soft and touchable.  I tried a salt scrub and now I’ve moved on to sugar.

Again, you might already have this at home so you won’t have to spend anything but if you don’t you can go to your local Dollar Tree store and pick up sugar and baby oil.  We use the 2:1 ratio and we are ready to mix this up!

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What will you need?

1 box sugar, 16 oz

1 bottle baby oil (comes in 10 oz you will use just 8 oz)

One lemon ( you will use the zest from the whole lemon and the juice)

Jar to hold it (I picked up one at the Dollar Tree with lid )

Now you can use any oil.  I wanted to try baby oil because a lot of us are moms and have this usually in our homes.  I also wanted to try it because of its already light texture and fresh scent.   I took one large lemon and grated to get all the zest and then I squeezed the juice.  Depending on how strong you like the smell of lemon you might want to add more zest or more juice.  I stayed with one as my lemon was very potent.

You mix your sugar and oil first, and then gradually fold in the zest and add the lemon juice.  Mix until well blended.

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I scrubbed my elbow as a test.  Aside from my feet this is my driest and roughest part of my little old body.  My elbows are happy campers tonight!  This did a great job at helping the roughness.  As with the Sea Salt scrub, I only spent $2 on ingredients as I had a lemon on hand.  If you do not have a lemon, how about an orange or a grapefruit?  I can’t wait to try out other citrus blends.  You will have a nice scrub to use or gift for 13 cents an ounce as opposed to 63 cents an ounce if you buy a 16 oz jar at $10.   You can also use any container to put it in, so save a nice jar or two.  If you are keep it  for yourself a Tupperware works, an old mason jar, the possibilities are what is in your cupboard. Just make sure that the container is not porous or the oil will seep out.

I love making these so much I’m going to make some for gifts soon.  Next up on my DIY list??  I’m not sure, so please leave us some comments for what you’d like us to whip up for our Beauty on a Budget posts.

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DIY Sea Salt & Olive Oil Exfoliating Scrub, the 99 Cent Store Version! Beauty on a Budget

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DIY Sea Salt & Olive Oil Exfoliating Scrub, the 99 Cent Store Version!

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Ever since I moved to Phoenix my skin has been so dry, my feet especially since indoors I’m mostly barefoot and outdoors I’m usually in flip flops.  During the summer months I get pedicures regularly and I hear those magic words, ‘Scrub $5 Extra’.  I end up indulging because my feet are a dry mess.  Every so often I splurge and buy a scrub that I find on sale at Marshall’s or Ross only to discover my daughter gets into it when she’s taking a bath, she’s a 7 year old with silky smooth skin.

I started researching DIY scrubs.  You just basically need a salt (or sugar, but that’s an upcoming post) and an oil  using the ratio of 2:1 and then you are ready to go!

I decided to use ingredients I could easily find at the Dollar Tree or the 99 Cent Store or even have at home already.  This week I hit the 99 Cent Store and picked up a bottle of olive, canola oil blend and a container of sea salt.  I am growing mint in my garden so I cut some from my stash to add for scent.  I also bought a nice glass jar but that’s optional.  Out of pocket it was $2 for my scrub that will yield a little more the 16oz of exfoliating scrubbing goodness.  That comes out to 13 cents an oz as opposed to somewhere around 63 cents an ounce if you buy a 16oz scrub on sale for about $10

16 oz of sea salt

8 oz of olive oil

mint leaves

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First I took 2 cups of the sea salt and mixed in 1 cup of the oil blend. Once this was mixed well, I took my little food processor to chop up the mint.  I folded it in and mixed well.  AND THAT WAS IT!   It took under 10 minutes.

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The fresh mint gave it a wonderful smell and I did not smell the oil one bit (that was a main concern for me).  I did the Madge test on my hand (remember Madge from the old Palmolive commercials?  Did I just date myself?  LOL) and I was amazed at the results!  I didn’t smell of olive oil, I had a nice fresh scent to the area I used the scrub on, and my hand is super soft.  Even my husband came over to feel my hand and do a smell test and was really surprised at the results!

I can’t wait to scrub up my dry feet tonight and show them some TLC.

What’t next for me?  Dollar Tree Sugar Scrub, Stay tuned!

Princess T ☺

 

 

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Chocolate Coffee Cupcake Recipe

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These cupcakes pack a serious coffee kick!  They aren’t for the faint of heart.  If you like coffee, you’ll love these.  Mocha lovers rejoice!

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Chocolate Coffee Cupcakes

Ingredients

Devils Food Cake Box Mix + Ingredients called for on box
1 cup strong brewed coffee

1 teaspoon instant coffee granules
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3 cups confectioners’ sugar
1/3 cup milk

Directions for cake

This recipe is super easy!  Simply mix up the Devils Food Cake Box Cake Mix, replacing the one cup of water with one cup of strong brewed coffee.

Bake according to directions.  Allow to cool completely before frosting.

Directions for frosting

With an electric mixer, cream together coffee, vanilla, and butter.  Add in cocoa powder.  Alternate adding milk and confectioners’ sugar until desired consistency is reached.

Optional: Top with cocoa coffee nibs.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcake with Chocolate Ganache Filling Recipe

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcake with Ganache Filling Recipe

This Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcake Recipe is one I found on a recipe card a long time ago.  While searching for similar recipes for this post, I found one on All Recipes.  It’s almost identical, and tastes great!  The chocolate ganache filling really makes it amazing, so be sure to check below for that recipe as well.  Nothing beats the combination of peanut butter and chocolate, and this confection is to die for!  Have milk or coffee ready.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcake with Chocolate Ganache Filling

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350°F.  Line cupcake pan with paper liners.Combine brown sugar, shortening and peanut butter in a bowl until light and fluffy.  Beat in the eggs one at a time.  Stir in vanilla. Mix together flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt.  Pour into other mixture.  Bake for about 18 minutes.  Allow cupcakes to cool before filling and icing.  Fill with chocolate ganache (I used this chocolate ganache recipe).  Use the same recipe for the topping.  After filling with ganache, top with peanut butter icing.  Then, top with chocolate ganache.  Serve immediately or store in an airtight container for up to 48 hours. 

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Have you ever wondered? Dollar Tree Carpet Cleaner, worth it or not?

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Have you ever wondered?  Dollar Tree Carpet Cleaner, worth it or not?

Since I’m a Mom, I own a minivan.  A martyr of a minivan really.  Poor thing has been abused by my kids which is why I do not want to upgrade my car for another year or two because I want to ride their messy age a little longer.  That being said I can not splash money out frequently to get the interior carpets washed at the local car wash.  That’s why a $1 carpet cleaner sounded like a great idea to me.

Now the next picture is a little embarrassing but I will show you.  The mat on my daughters side is a stained mess.  I didn’t expect all the stains to come out but I did want to spruce it up a bit.

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The directions will have you spray the foam, use a sponge or a wet rag to spread it around and let it dry for one hour, afterwards you need to vacuum.  I was worried that this stuff was going to be too harsh and I’d get discoloration.  No such thing!  I like how my mat looks, and I’m going to had my son a nice sponge and have him do the rest of my car!

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I also did a smell test and it was fresh smelling.

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Until next time!  I can’t wait to go back and pick something else out to try out ☺

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30 Frugal Date Ideas

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Dating does not have to involve a lot of cash.  Oftentimes the best dates are quality time spent doing things that you don’t normally do.  Check out some of these frugal date ideas, and add some of your own in the comments. 

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1. Visit a used book store.
2. Rollerblade together.
3. Spend the evening at the library.
4. Make your own ice cream sundaes.
5. See a play or musical.
6. Give each other a massage.
7. Create a treasure hunt.
8. Have a picnic together.
9. Visit a cave.
10. Go swimming.  Heck, go skinny-dipping!
11. Do some puzzles together.
12. Go bowling.
13. Play a sport together at the park.
14. Take an art or cooking class together.
15. Attend a free outdoor concert.
16. Learn to play an instrument together.
17. Volunteer together.
18. Stargaze.
19. Dinner & a movie – at home.
20. Walk on the beach – or around the lake!
21. Have a dessert only date.
22. Work out together.
23. Bird watch.
24. Have a water fight!
25. Go on a tour of a historical building in your city or town.
26. Wine tasting!
27. Play Pictionary, Scrabble, or Charades.
28. Try Frisbee Golf.  Or, regular golf! 🙂
29. Take a walk downtown and window shop.
30. Go on a hike together.

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Easy Recipe – Wheat, Chia, and Oat Beer Bread

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Wheat Chia and Oat Beer Bread

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I made this for lunch today to serve with some leftover potato leek soup, and it was perfect.  Hearty and filling, make this Wheat, Chia, and Oat Beer Bread in just over an hour with no yeast — a can of beer provides the rising action.

Important Note:  You do need to SIFT together the dry ingredients or the bread will be hard like a brick.

1. Preheat the oven to 375° and grease a full-size loaf pan.  I used baking spray.

2.  Sift together the following:  1-1/2 cups of white flour, 1 cup of wheat flour, 1/2 cup of rolled oats, 3 tsp of baking powder and 1/2 tsp of salt.  Stir in 2 tablespoons of chia seeds.

3.  Pour in a 12-ounce can of alcoholic beer of your choice.  Room temperature is best.  I used Bud Select because it is low calorie and because that is what we had handy.

4.  Mix until dry ingredients are all moist.  Pour into loaf pan and allow to rest for 2 minutes.  Pour 1/4 cup of olive oil over the top.  Sprinkle with some extra oats if you like.

5.  Bake for 1 hour, turning pan after 30 minutes.  Watch the top and if it starts to brown too much, cover loosely with foil.  After the hour, remove from oven and cool in pan a few minutes.  Transfer to wire rack and cool another 10-15 minutes before slicing.  After loaf cools completely, wrap in plastic and store up to 2 days.  This is great warm from the oven or sliced and toasted the next day.

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Easy Kid’s Craft and Gift – Make a Candy Blooming Flower Pot

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Candy Blooming Flower Pot Craft

Princess Thanya and her 6-year-old daughter made a darling craft using some inexpensive items.

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Do you have hidden candy?  Or are you like me and can’t pass up candy marked 50-70% off?

Well my daughter and I had fun making this today for her teacher, but it would make a perfect gift for anyone!  It took us less than 20 minutes, and she had so much fun making something for someone she cares about that we made another one for the school nurse.

What will you need?

Bag of mini chocolate bars.  We used 3 Musketeers that is Easter clearance candy, but just about any candy would work.

Wooden skewers

Foam flower and stem stickers

Metal pail, coffee cup or any container

Green flower foam

Glue gun – Supervise children with a glue gun!

 

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How much will it set you back?

Well, lets see the skewers I had but a bag will cost around a buck,  and the glue gun I had but the mini ones are under $10.  I spent $1.50 on the candy, and the big box of flower foam shapes was $5 and 70% off today at Target making them $1.50 and I have bunches left over for future crafts.  I have also seen these in smaller packages at the Dollar Tree.  The metal pail was $1 in the Target $1 bin area but it was black dot for 70% off so this was only 30 cents!  The green foam is $1 at the Dollar Tree and you can get enough for 2-3 for 99 cents.  So I spent under $7 and I have enough to make 3 little gifts, so $2.33 each and you can snack on chocolates while you make it.

But really you can use what you have on hand.  Pencils work well…or do you have popsicle sticks in your craft box?

Once I cut the foam to fit the pail, we secured it with glue and then started the flowers. Glue on one side, for the flower, the other for the stick and in the middle if you have leaves…VIOLA!

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My daughter is super excited to share and brighten her teacher’s and school nurse’s day on Monday and I’m happy that I won’t have the candy to side track my Weight Watcher’s plan lol. But mainly I’m happy that we had a nice time making something for someone else.

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25 Ways to Cut 100 Calories or More

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If you have any tips I would love to hear them.  Please leave me a comment or send me an email!

Also check out these 30 Snacks that are 100 Calories or Less

1. Choose nonfat milk instead of using whole milk.  Bonus:  Lower fat milk has more calcium!
2. Use a smaller cereal bowl.
3. Trade regular eggs in for egg whites.
4. Grill your food using nonstick spray instead of butter.
5. Don’t eat while distracted.  Eating in front of the TV or your phone can add more than 100 calories to what you eat!
6. Swap a bagel for an English muffin and save 300 calories.
7. Drink light beer instead of regular beer.
8. Instead of mayo, use mustard.
9. Split that piece of cake or dessert with two friends.
10. Use fat-free mayo in your chicken salad.
11. Eat slowly, concentrate on chewing and enjoying your food, and eat less.
12. Cut the amount of cheese you use in half.  You may not even notice the difference!
13. Use lettuce wraps instead of bread.
14. Remove the skin from your chicken.
15. If you must have soda, drink a a small can instead of a bottle.
16. Eat pizza with grilled chicken instead of pepperoni.
17. Use fat-free sour cream in recipes.
18. Freeze blended fresh fruit into a sorbet for dessert.
19. Try raw veggies, instead of chips, with salsa.
20. Eat canned fruit in water instead of syrup.
21. Instead of creamy soups, eat broth-based soups.
22. Skip the croutons and use half the cheese.  Add veggies instead.
23. Instead of butter, top whole grain waffles with 2 tablespoons of maple syrup or blueberries.  Antioxidant boost, too!
24. Try fat-free cream cheese instead of regular.
25. Dip your fork in the dressing and eat your salad, instead of pouring dressing on top.

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Craft Ideas for Kids to Stay Busy During Spring Break

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1. Dollar Store Nest Wreath
2. Tissue Paper Mosaic
3. Fabric Covered CD Covers
4. Bunny Boxwood Wreath
5. Bumble Bee Light Bulbs
6. Pastel Spring Vase
7. Mini Herb Garden
8. Fairy Dust Necklace
9. Candy Holder Craft
10. Heart Printed Jeans
11. Decorated Clothes Pin Crafts
12. Froot Loop Necklace and Bracelet
13. Fun Paper Flowers
14. Sock Bunnies
15. Color Block Pockets
16. Felt Bird House
17. Rubberband Wrapped Cuff
18. Easy STriped Neon Shirt
19. No Sew Hair Clips
20. Life Savers Flower Pops
21. Fun Easter Egg Dominoes
22. Spring Butterfly Wreath
23. Origami Bouquet
24. Fabric Spray Paint Dresses
25. Milk Jug Flower Pot

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Fabulous and Frugal DIY Glass Cleaner (No Vinegar)

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Princess T…In my quest for frugality I’ve tried to clean my mirrors and glass with vinegar and water, much to my husband’s dismay.  My husband just can’t stand the smell of vinegar.  And quite honestly I was never too keen on it either, even with essential oils.  I have a recipe for vinegar-free glass cleaner and I gave it a try!

Here’s what you will need:

Empty Spray bottle Large container for mixing, you will also need a container to store this or 2 more empty spray bottles because you will have that much left over for future use.

1/2 cup ammonia

1 teaspoon dishsoap

1 pint (2 cups) rubbing alcohol

1 gallon water

Optional – Essential Oil Drops (I used lavender)

I used warm water from the tap.  I feel that warm or hot water mixes the ingredients better, but DO NOT put this mixture on the stove as the alcohol could ignite.   I was channeling very much my inner Elizabeth Montgomery (remember Bewitched?) and twitching my nose during the mixing, but that’s up to you ☺ Do not add more then the 1 teaspoon of dish soap or you are going to get residue (trust me on this one I learned the hard way hehe).

Now, I didn’t like the smell, because it has a strong odor of alcohol, so I added lavender essential oil drops.  This made all the difference in the world!  Now I can clean and it smells wonderful!

Time for the big test.  My two huge gripes are my bathroom mirror and my back patio door.  The results?  This stuff is amazing!  

Windex, thanks for all those years together, but I think we have to see other cleaners now.  It’s not me, it’s you.

 

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There is our new puppy Lady!  The dogs get my door super dirty everyday.  The bathroom mirror also gets cleaned daily.

Now time to crunch numbers.  What are you going to spend? 

You will need alcohol, 99 cents at the Dollar Tree.  Ammonia comes in a 64 ounce container and we need just 4 ounces so one jug is good for 14 batches, which makes each batch 7 cents more or less.  One teaspoon of dish soap, and water.  So out of pocket is $1.07, you will get 160 ounces of the finished product which comes out to less then 1 CENT PER OUNCE, its .006 per ounce!

Like we say in Spanish, BUENO, BONITO Y BARRATO…Good, Cheap and (your glass will look) Pretty!

Until next time, Savers!

 

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25 More Awesome Easter Dessert Recipes

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1. Rice Krispies Flower Treats
2. Bunny Cookie Bark
3. Orange Coconut Cream Cheese Cookies
4. Carrot Cake Brownies
5. Smores With Peeps
6. Almond Butter Filled Chocolate Cookies
7. Easter Egg Cookies
8. Angel Lush Cake
9. Easter Parfait With Peeps
10. Coconut Lime Curd Bars
11. Caramel Almond Ice Cream Torte
12. Spring Chick Cupcakes
13. Butterfly Cupcakes
14. Nesting Baby Blue Birds
15. Peeps in a Nest
16. Easter Nest Cake
17. Mini Bundt Cakes
18. Angel Fluff
19. M & M “Carrots”
20. Cadbury Mini Egg Brownies
21. Peeps Popcorn
22. Easter Bundt Cake
23. Chocolate Birds Nest Eggs
24. Chocolate Funfetti Cookie Sandwiches
25. The Best Cheesecake Ever

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Watching what you eat? 30 Snacks that are 100 Calories or Less

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Delicious and satisfying snacks don’t have to ruin your entire day’s calorie count. Snacking on items that are 100 calories or less is a good way to stay full without gaining weight.

1. 8oz “skinny” latte (fat-free milk)
2. 10 animal crackers
3. 15 almonds
4. 1/2 cup low fat cottage cheese
5. 3/4 cup Kix or Cheerios
6. 40 goldfish crackers
7. 8 saltine crackers
8. 2 cups broccoli
9. 1oz beef jerky
10. 25 grapes or cherries
11. 1 apple, orange, peach, or pear
12. 1 1/4 cups watermelon
13. 2 tangerines
14. 2 graham cracker squares + 1 teaspoon peanut butter
15. 17 chocolate covered raisins
16. 2″ slice of angel food cake
17. 1 black bean garden burger
18. 1 slice raisin bread + 2 tsp honey
19. 1/2 cup nonfat Greek yogurt with cinnamon + 1 teaspoon honey
20. 3/4 cup Wheaties
21. 1 small banana
22. 1 grapefruit + 1 teaspoon sugar
23. 1 cup sugar-free jell-o
24. 1/2 cup chocolate soy milk
25. 1 hard boiled egg
26. 1/3 cup roasted pumpkin seeds
27. 3 cups air-popped popcorn
28. 4oz of chocolate pudding
29. 3 squares of dark chocolate
30. Mini Ham Sandwich — 2 slices ham, 2 teaspoons mustard, rolled in romaine lettuce

What’s your favorite healthy snack?

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Make DIY Homemade Weed Killer pesticide free for pennies

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Princess Thanya tackles DIY Homemade Weed Killer that is safe to use around kids and pets and costs mere pennies! Check it out…

DIY Homemade Weed Killer

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Princess Thanya…Feeling empowered by my previously successful attempts at DIY Homemade Household Items, I decided to try my hand at something else, DIY Homemade Weed Killer.  Not only do I have kids but I also have an older dog and a new puppy to consider when I want to use any type of pesticide.

There are a lot of different concoctions for homemade weed killer, and they all have the same base, Vinegar.  Some people just use Vinegar straight or pour it with hot water.  I think I needed something with a little umph!  Here is what I found that I tried on my weeds.

DIY Homemade Weed Killer Ingredients

You need:

1 Gallon of  White Vinegar

1 tablespoon of Dish soap

1 cup table salt

What do you do?

You mix everything in a pot on the stove over medium heat until the salt dissolves.  There is no need to boil it.  Once the mixture cools completely, pour it in an empty container of your choice.  Use a spray bottle to squirt the weeds dead I say ☺

How did it work?

We got rain here in Phoenix and overnight we now have an abundance of weeds, so I had plenty of little weeds to choose from to use as my guinea pigs.  I sprayed them in the evening, although some recommend you spray the weeds during the hottest part of the day.  It’s winter so I took my chances.  Now, I have desert landscaping which means I have no grass so I sprayed with liberty.  If you have grass or other vegetation you will want to be careful to only spray the weeds at this is suppose to kill any vegetation it comes into contact with, not just weeds.  You will need to spray at least twice, I’ve read its not as quick as the store bought pesticide.

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My Victims

See the wet area?  That’s where I sprayed!

I waited until the next afternoon to check on my victims.  The verdict.  Cue the funeral music because it works!

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RIP Weeds

SO…How much did I spend? 

$1.50 for a gallon of vinegar at Walmart, salt I had (but it is less than 50 cents to buy a whole container) and also the dish soap I had.  But if you have to buy the salt or the dish soap you are looking at out of pocket for those items $2 or so, so in total $3.50 or .03 cents per ounce since you are making a gallon.  If you have everything but a gallon of vinegar then you spent $1.50 and it comes to be .01 an ounce.

That’s pretty darn cheap!   Considering I just checked Walmart.com and 1.25 gallon or 160 ounces of Round Up is $18.82 or .12 cents an ounce… for stuff you probably don’t want your kids or pets around anyhow!

What’s next for me in the DIY realm?  I am not sure…leave me some ideas of things you want to try!

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